Lisa Eldridge Mountain Walk Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was lightweight, thin, and spreadable without being too runny or too dense.
It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation with a very small amount; it was easier to control using less and building up as desired as the formula was more spreadable so having more product initially sometimes resulted in a lack of precision in placement. The formula applied similarly over bare skin as on top of foundation, as it did not lift or move it around. The color lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably on my skin.
I’ve had a couple of readers ask if there were any issues squeezing out product from the tubes, and I did not have issues with most of them, but Pink Poetry was challenging to dispense from the beginning (and hasn’t improved).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$34.00/0.5 oz. - $68.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be buildable, though the brand advises to use the "tiniest dot" to start with to get a "translucent 'blushing from within' effect." It can be applied and blended out with fingertips or a foundation brush. The finish is described as "natural, skin-like" that isn't "too dewy or too matte."
From the shades I've tested so far, the formula is buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, and it was easy to apply more if necessary. The needle-nose applicator allowed for a lot of control, so one could get closer to the "tiniest" amount as recommended.
The texture was lightweight, moderately emollient, and dried down to a natural to soft matte finish; one shade appeared more semi-matte (though not flat/dry) on my skin and the other was more emollient in the tube and as a result, somewhat dewier on my skin. The product applied evenly patted on bare skin or over foundation with a fingertip and blended out with little effort. They had a tendency to sheer out, which was as marketed, so they were more foolproof to work with.
It was a more transfer-resistant formula, The blush lasted between eight and nine hours on me before showing signs of fading.
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C9-12 ALKANE · OCTYLDODECANOL · MICA · HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL · CELLULOSE · COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE · GLYCERYL BEHENATE · HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS · BENZIMIDAZOLE DIAMOND AMIDOETHYL UREA CARBAMOYL PROPYL POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE · CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL / CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · PARFUM / FRAGRANCE · VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS SEED OIL · RUBUS IDAEUS SEED OIL / RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL · THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER / THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER · SPILANTHES ACMELLA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT · ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT · SILICA · UBIQUINONE · TOCOPHEROL · HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL · ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT / ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT · MAY CONTAIN/ PEUT CONTENIR [(+/-): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491· CI 77492 · CI 77499) · RED 6 (CI 15850) · RED 7 (CI 15850) · RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) · BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].
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